Arts Calendar: April 4-14

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Greater Portland


“The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue, 7 p.m. April 15 & 16, Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland,


Freeport High School Student Art, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, over 100 works in four mediums, through April. 

Historic Freeport Artwork, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., through April 27,

“Visions of Place: 30 Contemporary Maine Artists,” Thos. Moser, 149 Main St., Freeport, to April 29.

Call for Artists: University Neighborhood Organization accepting proposals until May 5 for the first Oakdale Arts Festival on June 2 in Portland’s Longfellow Park, email for free application.

Cia cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, oil, watercolor, acrylics and photography by local artists Claudia Hughes, Tammy Charles, Heidy Spenard and Bob Pecchia, to May 15.

“Abstraction,” by Leslie Hamren, Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St., through April 28.


Monday 4/9 

“Bobbi Jene,” 7 p.m., Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. American dancer decides to leave the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, appearance by title character, $8/$6, 828-5600.

Wednesday 4/11

“Blind Chance,” 7 p.m., hosted by Merrill Film Society at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Follows Witek, a medical student with an uncertain future in Communist Poland, free and open to the public.


Southworth Planetarium, USM Science Building, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, shows 3 p.m. Saturdays; Fridays 7 & 8:30 p.m.; telescope night last Wednesday of the month, 780-4249,


“Between Earth and Orion,” photographer Jeannie Hutchins, PhoPa Gallery,  132 Washington Ave., Portland, artist talk 3-4 p.m. April 15, on view through April 21.
“This Desire,” Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave., Portland, 19 contemporary artists and poets explore desire and longing through writing and art-making, through May 5.
“15 Years of Painting Maine,” by Leslie Anderson, Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth, through April 28.

Saturday 4/7

“Paintings in Oil,” reception for annual group exhibit, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peak’s Island, through April 29.


Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland, “Full Circle,” by Paula Gerstenblatt; “Black & White,” quartet of artists; “Just a Moment in Time,” by Nanci Kahn,, to May 4.

“Planet Shark: Predator or Prey,” Portland Science Center, 68 Commercial St., Portland,, to mid-April. 

“Puss in Boots,” April 12-28, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, $10. Opening Night Gala + Performance 4 p.m. April 12, $18,

“The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, 21 German prints executed between the World Wars highlights George Grosz’s 1922 lithographic suite,, to July 15.


Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, educational, fun and interactive workshops for kids and parents, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234,

International Cryptozoology Museum, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays through Sundays, 4 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland,

Maine Historical Society Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m., Sunday; 11 a.m.-noon, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, 780-0118,

Maine Jewish Museum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Sunday 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 267 Congress St., Portland, 773-2339,

Neal Dow Memorial, tours by appointment, 714 Congress St., Portland, 773-7773,

Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

Yarmouth History Center, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, 846-6259,


Wednesday 4/4 

Isaac Alderson and Alan Murray, 7:30 p.m., Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 

Friday 4/6

One Longfellow Square Mixer, 5 p.m., 181 State St., Portland, musician meet-up with fellow music lovers.

When Particles Collide with Body Electric, 8 p.m., Bayside Bowl, Alder Street, Portland, all ages, free.

Saturday 4/7

Fozzy, Judas Rising Tour, 7 p.m., Aura, 121 Center St., Portland, $31+,

“Requiem For My Mother,” 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Stephen Edwards’ choral masterwork with USM students and alumni, 250 local singers and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. By donation,

Sunday 4/8

The Mallett Brothers Band with Jon Fishman, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., $20/$25,


Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland,

Irish Music Night at Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland, every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. concert; 9 p.m. Irish session.

Noonday Concert Series, 12:25-12:50 p.m. Thursdays, by Portland Conservatory of Music at First Parish, 425 Congress St., for schedule.

Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland,

The Kids Are Alright, children’s concerts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturday, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


“A Comedy of Tenors,” Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Wednesdays-Sundays to April 29, Portland premiere of madcap comedy and sequel to “Lend Me a Tenor,” $25/$32, 835-0895,

“The Niceties,” Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., April 3-22, a black student and  her white professor have differing views on slavery and the American Revolution, $25-$58,

Saturday 4/7

The Early Beatles Tribute by Studio Two, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $20/$25, 761-1751,

“Jesus Christ Superstar,” Tophat Productions’ miniature stage rendition of rock opera, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, $12/$20,

Maine Moves, new dance and performance by Maine artists, 8 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. Tickets $10 in advance on Facebook at MaineMovesPerformance.

Monday 4/9 

“Chill,” by Eleanor Burgess, 7 p.m., Portland Stage, 25 Forest Ave., unrehearsed reading of bittersweet drama about friendship and growing up for the millennial generation, free.  



Midcoast Maine’s Got Talent, call for contestants for May 18 show; deadline April 16. All ages and talents welcome, no entry fee but limited to 20 acts. Apply at


Call for Artists and community members to create personalized banners for display during the “Banners Over Bath,” canvases available at the Main Street Bath office in the Bath Train Station at 15 Commercial St., for $20, deadline April 18.

“Early Brunswick Photographers,” Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, profiles five 19th-century Brunswick photographers, through April.

“Painting Waves,” work by Bath artist Nikki Pilgrim, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, call 373-4600 to see when exhibit is open.

Saturday 4/7

Joy of the Lens, 1-3 p.m., Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, kicks off annual juried photography exhibit,, through May 5. 


Centre St. Arts Gallery, work by gallery members and guest artist David Higgins, 11 Centre St., Bath, through May 19.

“Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry,” by Barbara Burns, Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, to April 30.


Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500,

Beth Carlson Animal Portraits Gallery, 613 Foster Point Road, Bath, 751-5288.

Cabot Mill Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 837-9108.

Centre St. Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Coleman Burke Gallery, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick,

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242,

11 Pleasant Street, 11 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 607-4016,

Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Gallery at Park Row, 185 Park Row, Brunswick, 907-4016.

Gallery at Schoolhouse Crossing, 48 West Schoolhouse Crossing Road, Topsham, 603-674-6098,

Gallery at UUCB, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

Gallery at Widgeon Cove, Route 123, Harpswell, 833-6081,

Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108.

Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St., Brunswick, 607-4002,

The Green Lion Gallery, 23 Center St., Bath.

Gun Point Cove Gallery, 1241 Harpswell Islands Road, Orr’s Island, 833-7303,

Harbor Works Gallery, Holbrook-Trufant House, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, 841-9812,

ICON Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick, 725-8157.

Just Framing, 149 Front St., Bath.

K. Mizner Art Studio & Gallery, 128 Water St., Hallowell,

LaMarche Gallery, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 725-3902.

Little Dog Coffee, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-8820.

Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath,, 442-8577.

Maine Fiberarts Gallery, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678,

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499.

Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St., Bowdoinham, 841-5914,

Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300.

Sarah Greenier Gallery, 428 Middle St., Bath, 443-3936.

Sebascodegan Artists Cooperative Gallery, 4 Old Orr’s Island Road, Harpswell, 833-5717,

Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine St., Brunswick, 373-1810.

Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, 729-8033,

Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham,, 725-1727.

Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820,

Widgeon Cove, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Harpswell. Paintings, sculpture, jewelry, handmade paper,


“Pull Together: Maritime Maine in the 1914-1918 Great War,” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, to May 6.

Art from the Northern Plains, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Main St., Brunswick, historic and contemporary works by Native and non-Native artists, to July 8. 

“Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, explores experiential, psychological, and metaphorical implications of the nonvisual in American art from the 1960s to today, through June 3.

“Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to June 10.


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, 725-3275,

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, noon- 3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 63 Federal St., Brunswick, free.

Maine Maritime Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316,

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday, 725-3416,

“Enduring Connections: Contemporary Alaskan Yup’ik and Iñupiat Art,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick, to December 2018. 

“Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North,” Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9 South Campus Drive, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, to December 2019.


“Brunswick City Limits” (formerly “Hot Country Nights”), 7 p.m., April 6 & 7, Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road, $5/$10 at the door, proceeds benefit Class of 2018, Midcoast Hunger Prevention and the BHS music department.

15th Annual Cuba Week, April 13-15, Brunswick, music, film, discussion, for more see, or “like” Maine to Cuba Connections on FB.

Saturday 4/7

Folk legend Bill Staines, 7:30 p.m., UU Church of Brunswick Concert for a Cause, 1 Middle St., $15/$18, 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Bookstore or 

Friday 4/13

Ken Bonfield, 7 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, acoustic guitarist, free,

Adam Ezra Group, Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $20 advance/$25/door, 442-8455,


Friday 4/6

“Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis,” 7:30 p.m., Wish Theater, Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Advance tickets free at Smith Union, 725-3375, also available at the door.

Saturday 4/14

Ladies of Laughter comedians, Chocolate Church, 804 Washington St., Bath, $21/ advance, $24/door, 442-8455,

Bill Staines, one of the best-known and loved singer-songwriters from the American folk music scene, will be the guest performer for the Concerts for a Cause series at the UU Church of Brunswick on Saturday, April 7.